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124 Apartments for rent in Ankeny, IA

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Last updated September 25 at 4:34am UTC
3181 SW Sharmin Ln
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 25 at 2:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1323 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 23 at 1:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2906 NW 17th Ct
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 21 at 1:03pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
3003 SW White Birch Dr
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 21 at 2:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
544 SW 46th Street
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 20 at 12:59pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
710 SW Magazine Road
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 19 at 12:34pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
303 SW 50th Street
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 19 at 12:31pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
213 SW 50th Street
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 18 at 1:05pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
3708 NE Tyler Ln
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 16 at 6:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
4515 NE McDougal Lane
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 15 at 1:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
509 SE Lowell Drive
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 14 at 10:33am UTC
3 Bedrooms
3165 SW Sharmin Lane
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 13 at 3:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2505 NW Abilene Rd
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 6 at 5:40pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
2005 SW 35th Street #805
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 25 at 9:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1219 NE Windsor Dr
Ankeny, IA
Updated August 24 at 2:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6457 NW 5th Street
Des Moines
Des Moines, IA
Updated September 13 at 3:33pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
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3010 SE Grant St
Ankeny, IA
Updated September 8 at 5:40pm UTC
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City Guide

Ankeny is located about 10 miles north of Des Moines and is largely considered a suburb of the city. Ankeny’s primary industry is centered on the John Deere plant located in the southwest portion of town. Additionally, many Ankeny residents commute to the economic center of Des Moines for work.

Ankeny is very suburban in the sense that it has seen a lot of development in the past 50 or so years. There’s a small historical district located in the city center, with a few mom and pop type shops and older homes, but the majority of the city has been developed since the 1960s. This means that there are plenty of newer apartment complexes, condominiums and townhomes for your renting pleasure. It also means that most of your shopping, dining and nightlife will happen in big box stores and chain restaurants located in the malls and shopping centers of Ankeny. Don’t fret, though! If you’re looking for independently owned shops and restaurants, you’re just a 15-minute drive from Des Moines.

The center of town is located at the intersection of Ankeny Boulevard and 1st Street. These two roads divide the town into quadrants, with each quadrant having its own unique character. The type of rental you want will probably determine which section of town you end up in.

The southern portions of town are where you’ll see some of the older 1960s development. Affordable apartment complexes and the occasional rental home are typically what you’ll find available. The southeastern portion of town generally has more rentals, but you can find the odd apartment on the west side, as well. Two bedroom properties in this area tend to range from $500-$700 per month.

There’s plenty of newer development in the northern part of town. Here, you’ll find a lot of townhomes, newer apartment complexes and condominiums, particularly in the area around Saylorville Lake. Many of these newer apartments offer great amenities, including swimming pools, gyms and clubhouses. Additionally, these developments will usually offer more in the way of flexible leases, studio apartments and furnished apartments for rent. Two bedrooms in the north skew on the slightly more expensive side than southern rentals, generally ranging from $600-$800.

You shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment in Ankeny, either. Though some rentals may have limitations on the number or size of pets, you can frequently find apartments that will accept furry friends of all kinds. Remember to ask your landlord prior to signing the lease to avoid any hairy situations (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

So welcome to Ankeny, dear Internet renter! Enjoy all the suburban comforts this Des Moines area city has to offer!

September 2018 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

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Rent Report

September 2018 Ankeny Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Ankeny Rent Report. Ankeny rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Ankeny rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Ankeny rents declined moderately over the past month

Ankeny rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Ankeny stand at $760 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. Ankeny's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.3%, but trails the national average of 1.0%.

Ankeny rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Ankeny has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Ankeny is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Ankeny's median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Ankeny.
  • While rents in Ankeny remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.5%), Atlanta (+1.5%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,050, $1,190, and $3,100 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Ankeny than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than three times the price in Ankeny.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.